Accession Number : AD0370429

Title :   OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS. Z(Q-5 HIGH)ZSUPERSONIC TARGET DRONE SYSTEM.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP VAN NUYS CALIF

Report Date : 01 MAR 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This Operational Analysis has been prepared to provide descriptive data for effective operation of the Q-5 Drone System and to explore tactics and techniques for evaluation during the Operational Suitability Test Phase. The analysis describes the drone and its intended methods of use, and includes consideration of cost, training, servicing and maintenance. A chapter on Military Effectiveness summarizes and evaluates the capabilities and limitations of the drone system. The mission of the Q-5 Drone is to simulate, in performance and radar reflectivity, typical enemy supersonic bombers, manned or unmanned, as envisioned for the 1960-62 era. With such characteristics the drone will be used for testing of interceptor weapon systems and training of personnel who will operate them. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TARGET DRONES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, RECOVERY, INTERCEPTION, MAINTENANCE, LAUNCHING, FLIGHT PATHS, EFFECTIVENESS, DEPLOYMENT, AIR FORCE TRAINING, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL (U) RADAR DECEPTION, RAMJET ENGINES, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, AERIAL TARGETS, MISSION PROFILES

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE